Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kasich heads to Medina for the true believers

As Gov. Kasich's election-year caravan prepares for a rousing visit  to Medina on Monday for the annual state-of-the-state speech, the town's Republican upbringing will provide the perfect festive comfort zone for his words.  Such occasions, after all, are meaningless if not revealed with political pageantry marked by hyperbole.

There's even talk that Kasich is infusing a softer touch to his hard-edged disposition as he reaches out to voters for a second term.  When  he arrived in the governor's office in Columbus we  can all remember his verbal assaults on a Columbus police officer who stopped his car (an "idiot," he supposed to a Columbus audience).  And he wanted it known  to his opponents - lobbyists (Oh?)  and the education class - that either should join him or be run over by the bus.  Read: there was a new sheriff in town.  He didn't impress us as a candidate for a Mr. Geniality award.

Don't think there will be much of that bravado in Medina. Still, in weighing Kasich's  words, let me point you to the sage advice that Sherlock Holmes gave to his friend Dr.Watson after solving a murder mystery in A Study in Scarlet:.
"What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence.  The question is, what can you make people believe that you have done."

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